GoodNews - Blog & Magazine WordPress Theme

GoodNews - Blog & Magazine WordPress Theme

Good News is the Ultimate Multi Niche Blog / Magazine WordPress theme built for anyone who would like to build a stunning and flexible blog, news, newspaper, magazine, publishing or review site.

With Good News you will be able to build your own layouts using Drag & Drop ready made widgets. The theme is extremely flexible and easy to use and follows the best and clean SEO practices.

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Latest Version 2.2.6 12.11.2017View Changelog

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  • Clean, Simple And Minimalist design
  • Multi Level Push Menu (Left / Right).
  • Responsive Mobile Menu
  • Sticky Topbar / Main Menu
  • Image Backgrounds with Patterns & Overlays
  • Video Backgrounds with Patterns & Overlays
  • Parallax with Patterns & Overlays
  • Custom Title Headings with unlimited Fonts & Colors.
  • Nice Scroll & SmoothScroll Options
  • 4 different paging systems including Infinite Scroll
  • 3 different comments systems (Native + Disqus Comments + Facebook)
  • Facebook Connect / Register
  • Advanced Liking System
  • Advanced Page Options
  • Custom Post types – Videos & Photo Albums
  • Unlimited layouts with Visual Composer
  • Dynamically create sidebars and assign them to any page
  • Option to have different background images on each pages
  • Live Twitter Feed Widget
  • 6 pre-defined blog templates: 1-2-3-4 columns & Small / Large Lists
  • Visual Composer included as a premium plugin (34$ value) including 8 custom widgets.
  • Revolution Slider included as a premium plugin (19$ value).
  • MailChimp Newsletter plugin included
  • Fully integrated with BuddyPress
  • UberMenu plugin Fully Supported
  • Contact 7 working contact forms
  • Google Fonts Library
  • Font-Awesome library
  • Integrated using HTML5 & CSS3 best practices
  • Built with the well known Foundation CSS Framework
  • Retina HD Ready & Responsive Design
  • Using SEO best practices
  • Rich Snippets, Schema & Microdata
  • RTL Support
  • .po & .mo translation files included
  • Easy 1-Click Demo Importer
  • WPML Ready
  • Fully Responsive
  • PSDs Included
  • Child Theme Included
  • Good documentation


  • Advanced News & Videos Widget
  • Endless Articles Option / Infinite Bidirectional Scroll
  • Filter By Categories
  • Multiple query types: (Most Recent, Most Viewed, Most Liked, Most Discussed, Custom Selection)
  • Multi layouts and lots of options


  • Advertisement rotation system with a flexible logic of displaying advertisements.
  • Widgets & Visual Composer support
  • Responsive ads support


  • Fully integrated MailChimp Newsletter form.


Note: Theme Images are not included. Placeholders will be placed when importing our demo.


V.2.2.6 – 22.11.2017

  • Removed vulnerability code
  • Updated Visual Composer Plugin to v.5.4.4
  • Updated Slider Revolution plugin to v.

V.2.2.5 – 01.10.2017

  • Replace some deprecated woocommerce functions
  • Removed smooth scroll functionality. Not supported anymore. Use NiceScroll instead.
  • Updated Visual Composer Plugin to v.5.4.2
  • Updated Slider Revolution plugin to v.
  • Updated WooCommerce Templates to support v3.2.0
  • Update ACF PRO to v5.6.4

V.2.2.4 – 06.07.2017

  • Updated Visual Composer Plugin to v.5.2
  • Updated Slider Revolution plugin to v.
  • Updated WooCommerce Templates to support v3.1.0

V.2.2.3 – 26.04.2017

  • Update ACF PRO to v5.5.14
  • Fix select2 javascript error with WooCommerce when adding new product attributes

V.2.2.2 – 26.04.2017

  • Fix Replace Modernizr deprecated .touch & .no-touch classes with .touchevents & .no-touchevents

V.2.2.1 – 20.04.2017

  • Fix Fixed invalid author microdata with megamenu items
  • Update Updated Modernizr Library

V.2.2 – 19.04.2017

  • Fixed invalid microdata with megamenu items
  • Restructured theme backend
  • Added automated updates for valid licenses
  • Updated Visual Composer Plugin to v.5.1.1
  • Updated Slider Revolution plugin to v.5.4.2
  • Updated WooCommerce Templates to support v3.0.x

V.2.1 – 25.01.2017

  • Fix issue with MegaMenu option not showing within Menu Item options
  • SEO / Updates / Optimizations. Tested and Validated using Google Structured Data Testing Tool

V. – 19.12.2016

  • Updated TGM Plugin Activation to 2.6.1

V. – 14.12.2016

  • Fixed bug with editor text being hidden when editing / creating a post

V. – 12.12.2016

  • Set Url Scheme for SSL asset urls
  • Updated Visual Composer Plugin to v.5.0.1
  • New Added general option to show sidebars before content on Mobile
  • Added support for Woo Floating Cart

V. – 03.11.2016

  • Fix the issue with registration. New users will now have a role based on the Default Wordpress role setting instead of Subscriber.
  • Fixed issue with orbit slider not being able to click on links
  • Fixed Woocommerce products grid auto height.
  • Fixed issue with “Hide Mobile Sidebars” option not working on all pages
  • Visual Composer Predefined Layouts: Access to all demo layouts
  • Updated Slider Revolution plugin to v.
  • Added option to add custom thumbnail placeholder for posts that do not have a featured image set.
  • Added support for Slick Menu

V. – 07.09.2016

  • Fixed bug with WP Maintenance plugin
  • Added option to add custom thumbnail placeholder for posts that do not have a featured image set.
  • Added an option within the theme panel under APIs / Accounts to set a Facebook APP Access Token required for Facebook Share counts to work properly by removing request limits

V. – 22.08.2016

  • Fixed an intermittent bug causing a php warning

V.2.0.9 – 20.08.2016

  • Fix Social Share Facebook counts due to Facebook API graph stats endpoint Deprecation
  • Wrapped all functions within lib/functions.php with “function_exists()” so they can easily be overridden within the child theme
  • Removed old Simple Ads Manager plugin (deprecated), Added support for the new Simple Ads Manager Pro (Free Version)
  • Updated ACF to v5.4.2

V.2.0.8 – 07.07.2016

  • Minor CSS Fixes
  • Fixed category color field not appearing on the edit category screen
  • Added hook to filter Advanced News Widget query arguments
  • Updated ACF to v5.3.9.2
  • Updated Visual Composer to v4.12
  • Updated Slider Revolution to v5.2.6

V. – 06.06.2016

  • Minor CSS Fixes
  • Added Thumbnail Size option to Post Gallery format when using the native wordpress gallery theme.
  • Better Customizer Viewing in boxed mode
  • Social Share Counts now combines both http and https urls stats
  • Updated Visual Composer to v4.11.2.2 (fixes a bug with autocomplete fields not able to remove items from the list)
  • Updated Slider Revolution to v5.2.5.3

V.2.0.7 – 02.05.2016

  • Nav Menu Walker: Better compatibility with other plugins
  • Centralize Extensions Code
  • Fixed Sticky Top Bar issue in Boxed Mode when previewed within the customizer
  • Added a hook to filter mega menu thumbnail size within the child theme

V. – 16.04.2016

  • Fixed Issue with Sticky Sidebar causing Google Adsense ads to load twice
  • Fixed Bug with the Extensions Upgrade System causing some extensions not to update / install properly

V. – 14.04.2016

  • Fixed Bug with the Extensions Upgrade System causing extensions not to update / install properly

V. – 13.04.2016

  • Replaced deprecated function get_currentuserinfo with wp_get_current_user for WP 4.5

V. – 13.04.2016

  • Fixed JS Bug causing parallax images not to fade in
  • Minor CSS Fixes
  • Updated Slider Revolution to
  • Updated Visual Composer to 4.11.2

V.2.0.6 – 31.03.2016

  • Fixed issue with taxonomies not inheriting category settings
  • Fix Visual Composer conflict with Templatera not allowing inserting user saved templates
  • WooCommerce: Equalized shop page products heights on window resize.
  • WooCommerce: Added number of columns options for the shop page grid within the theme panel.
  • WooCommerce: Added single product global sidebar option within the theme panel
  • Single Post: If show post categories option is active, All categories linked to the actual post will now be shown including custom taxonomies.
  • Single Post: Added option to show post formats below the post. They will be appended to post categories.
  • Theme Panel: Added text transform option to typography fields
  • Added a language .pot template file

V.2.0.5 – 09.03.2016

  • Minor CSS fixes
  • Fixed issue with WooCommerce Product Hover Animation.
  • Fixed WooCommerce Lost Password not sending an email or show any confirmation message
  • Fixed Mobile Menu Search Box Show / Hide Option
  • Fixed Mobile Menu missing translation for the string Back
  • Fixed Mobile Menu Parent Menus not clickable. If a parent menu has a link, it will now appear within the submenu below the Back button.
  • Fixed issue with demo import not importing widgets when this import type is selected: (Options, Widgets and Sliders Only)
  • News Widget: Reordered posts randomly for the Related To Post / Related To Category query type
  • Added 2 widget zones options Below and Above the Top Bar
  • Added color options for the TopBar Inline Social Icons
  • Added option to add Facebook Likes and Google Plus within the TopBar Social Networks in Inline Mode
  • Updated Language Files
  • Updated WooCommerce Templates
  • Updated Slider Revolution to 5.2.1

V.2.0.4 – 22.02.2016

  • Updated Revolution Sliders zip files within the theme package and fixed the slider import issue.
  • Added WhatsApp social share button. If activated, appears on touch devices only.
  • Added the capability of overriding any theme included php file by copying it to the child theme with the same path structure. For modules and widgets directories like (advanced-news) the whole folder has to be copied to avoid errors.

V. – 17.02.2016

  • Fixed minor issue with News Widget Query. Return all post formats if a category is selected
  • Fixed issue with logo being reset by it self
  • Activated Weekly google fonts update for the typography options within the theme panel. Google Fonts API Key must be set within the APIs section

V. – 08.02.2016

  • Fixed Single Post Featured Image caption output PHP Error

V.2.0.3 – 07.02.2016

  • Minor CSS Fixes
  • Fixed issue with WooCommerce quantity input Minus / Plus buttons not working in some cases
  • Replaced the functions xt_trim_words and xt_trim_text with the native wordpress function wp_trim_words
  • Visual Composer templates can now be overridden within the child theme by copying the vc_templates folder from the parent to the child theme.
  • Applied Sticky Sidebar effect to WooCommerce Checkout Order Detail Box
  • Added new demo import features. Now you can import demo options, widgets & sliders only without flushing existing posts
  • Added an option to show the featured image title, caption and description over the image within the single post page
  • Added Chat Post Format Support. More Info
  • Replaced Wordpress Editor Quotes with a more advanced one. Block quotes can now be easily added / edited. 4 Different Styles.
  • Added Uppercase, Lowercase, Sentence Case & Title Case buttons to WordPress Editor.

V.2.0.2 – 03.02.2016

  • Minor CSS Fixes
  • Remove unwanted notices non admin users
  • Fixed News Widget query conflict when category and post format filters are both used at the same time.
  • Set Revolution Slider as Theme and disable update notices
  • Moved single post page links above the likes buttons
  • Added max logo height option to the TopBar / MainMenu Logo
  • Added a thumbnail size option for the gallery post format native theme
  • Added a filter xt_post_types_as_post to activate sidebar & post options to any custom post type. More Info
  • Updated Woocommerce templates to support v2.5.1
  • Updated language files

V.2.0.1 – 13.01.2016

  • Removed boolval() function for php 5.3+ compatibility
  • Disabled sticky sidebar on mobile
  • Disabled Visual Composer Updater which was conflicting with the theme Extensions Updater
  • Removed plugin update notices for users without install_plugins capability
  • Removed prepackaged plugins from the theme and stored them on our server. Now premium plugins will be updated by us and a notification will appear within your WordPress dashboard to update the plugins whenever there available without having to wait for a theme update. By doing so, we also reduced the theme zip file to 6MB.
  • Exported Revolution Sliders used in NewsFlash demo to the zip package

V.2.0.0- 10.01.2016

  • Fixed post image / captions alignement
  • Fixed News Widget Orbit Slider options not applying correctly
  • Fixed News Widget Orbit Slider Arrows not showing on Firefox
  • Main Menu: Apply selected menu item styles to ancestor item
  • Enhance retina logo interchange
  • Good News V2 – 4 New Demos
  • Added color column to category management
  • Category colors now inherit from top parent category
  • Update FontAwesome to v4.5.0
  • Updated Slider Revolution to 5.1.6

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